traditional added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light CommercialHILUX VS Utility.....92 Toyota 4X4sThese two 1/24 '92 Toyotas were completed a while ago (long while ago) but I was just having fun retaking pics using my recent photo tent.The HILUX is pretty much box stock Fujimi but the basic version is modified (using brochure reference) by removing the raised rubber side trim, filling in the sun-roof, fabricating a bench seat, and removing all the delux chrome trim and accessories. The stock basic wheels were pirated from a land cruiser kit, and the 'TOYOTA tailgate lettering' was done with Letraset pressure sensitive lettering. Paint on both models is automotive basecoat/clearcoat.
While I like both versions, I'm kind of partial to the 'utility version'.
I'm also including a couple of pics of the Hilux with a couple of smaller scale models of virtually the same vehicle.....a 1/43 HI-STORY resin model and a 1/87th version that came in a chocolate egg.
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traditional added a topic in Under GlassDeuce 5 window...GMP kit and incomplete 5 window body
I've just completed this traditional Deuce 5 window by modifying and combining a GMP roadster kit with an incomplete diecast 5 window body.
All the parts were stripped of paint and the front window detail had to be modified for proportion by making the top of the window opening less curved (bonding a wire form to the metal body). Simulated rubber running board detail was added to the fenders, and I also added the black top insert detail.
I used the wheels from the GMP kit but substituted smaller diameter rear tires from my parts bin since the ones in the kit were a bit oversize in diameter. The simulated Mercury caps are plated fabric snaps.
I wanted to use something a bit different for the drive train so I made a tri-carb 348 Chevy from the 409 used in an Ertl 'American Graffiti' '55 Chevy gasser. The tri-carb intake is entirely scratchbuilt including all the fuel lines, carb linkages, filters, etc. the capped header and exhaust system is also scratchbuilt using silver solder and polished aluminum tubing.
The interior is done in grey and blue base coat (satin finish) and the exterior paint is custom mixed pearl blue basecoat/clearcoat. The carpeting for the interior and trunk is done in grey felt.
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traditional added a post in a topic Something a little different: Japanese 2-Seaters (sort of)
traditional added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light CommercialSomething a little different: Japanese 2-Seaters (sort of)
These relatively simple kits were all built 'box stock' back in 1998 after purchasing them all during a vacation in Singapore.
I really enjoy unusual subjects and these 1/32 Arii 3-wheeler kits certainly fit that category nicely.
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traditional added a post in a topic 1924 Bugatti 35 - 1/20 Casadio/Revival Double Build
traditional added a post in a topic 1948 Ford corner (Testors IMC) Post 'em if you got 'em!
traditional added a topic in Under GlassBack to the '50s...Triumph TR2 and TR3These are both old builds of Gunze Sangyo's Triumph sports cars...a green TR3 and a red TR2.
These both come with some 'photo-etch' details including rather strange 'PE' fold together chassis details.
I apologize if you've seen these before but I'm enjoying trying out my new 'photo tent' and lights.
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traditional added a topic in Under GlassOld School Dirt Sprints and MidgetsThese are all old builds.....at least 25 years old except for the maroon flamed Monogram midget which is about 40 years old.
I may have shown a couple of these on here before, but I've just been trying out my new 'photo tent' and these are fresh pics.
Late '60 sprint car modified from Monogram' s 'super Modified Sportsman'
Early '70s sprint shortened and modified from AMT's Grant King Racer
'60s midget...modified from Monogram's Midget Hot Shot
Modified from Monograms original midget kit from the '50s....a basic Curtis midget
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